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Along Durban's Beachfont rd, drive in a north direction until you reach the river mouth.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Blue Lagoon
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, SouthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Park in the parking lot right at the river mouth. Jump off the rocks and paddle straight out the back. The wave gets really good in Winter at about 4-6feet. It can run for hundreds of metres. The banks constantly change and can go from speedy super hollow to bolwing and fat over night. There is a lot of polution that comes out of the river mouth. After rains you get logs, dead chickens, cows, goats, furniture, plastics and other stuff floating around in the line up. There is also a forest of debri on the bottom(reeds, trees etc) which is extremely dangerous. As it is a rivermouth in Africa it has Zambezi sharks(Bull Shark)which are supposedly the most agressive species. A lot of chemicals get put into the river up stream which can cause diahoria as well as ear and throat infections.
I have not surfed it very often, it is only worth it on the very good days. You are nearly guaranteed to have it to yourself.
It gets very good in winter, world class with out a doubt. Is it worth the risk of shark, debri and pollution? It gets absolutely perfect about ten times a year.
By Stumpy , 31-01-2006
Charles Bronson wouldn't.... - You have got a death wish if you surf here. I paddle my surf ski here and regularly see sharks feeding.
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